PushBullet hopes to copy messaging success to copy/paste function

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PushBullet is no stranger to the concept of synchronizing information across different platforms as they produce an app that does this for calls and messaging between a phone and a computer. Other companies provide similar synchronization for various functions, like Google’s Chrome browser that will save and share your browsing history between devices and keep it all synced up. PushBullet goes a little bit further with their app as they have features that make it easier to share information between devices going a step beyond synchronization. For instance, you can send an address from your computer to your smartphone so it can be opened in the Google Maps app without having to type it in again. Now PushBullet is looking to expand synchronization and information sharing between devices to copy and paste functions.
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PayPal bringing One Touch payments to mobile devices in the near future

 

paypal one touchPayPal has announced that they’re opening One Touch mobile payments to developers today, and the payment system will come to every PayPal user in the next few weeks. Even though PayPal only wanted to show off the payments on an iPhone, they’re still coming to Android, rest assured. These mobile payments will work inside of applications to allow users to quickly make purchases by linking their PayPal accounts. Since it’s PayPal, it can remember your bank accounts and credit cards and save you the headache of punching in numbers and information.
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Facebook adds internal browser to app on Android

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Users are reporting that their Facebook app on Android is now loading links to web sites in an internal browser rather than launching one of the external browsers a user may have installed on their device. There is no indication in the Play store entry for the Facebook app that an internal browser has been added as an update which suggests this may be a beta feature that only a subset of users are receiving. Rolling out changes to only some users for beta testing is a standard practice for Facebook on the normal web interface and seems to be used more frequently with their Android app.
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LG announces Music Flow, a multi-room music streaming system

LG Music FlowLG has announced a new multi-room music streaming solution to compete with the likes of Sonos called Music Flow. Like the Sonos systems, different speakers connect to your home network, and with LG’s Music Flow Player app you can stream music to any of those speakers. The app can pull music that’s locally stored on any device, too, so long as it’s connected to the same network. You can also stream music from your phone or internet radio stations.

As a bonus, you’ll be able to control Music Flow speakers with LG’s HomeChat service and the Line messaging app. Like with the other smart appliances LG has been pushing, you can text your home network to start music or get recommendations.
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Barnes & Noble, Samsung unveil the Galaxy Tab 4 nook tablet

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Barnes & Noble had limited success with the nook tablets so they decided to outsource them with Samsung. Today marks the first tablet from their partnership, the Galaxy Tab 4 nook.

You guessed it…..it’s essentially a Galaxy Tab 4 with Barnes & Noble’s software instead of TouchWiz. However, it will include some of the features found on Samsung devices such as Multi Window for running two apps at the same time. Customers will find over 3 million books (including the best children’s books), an expansive newsstand, and many TV shows and movies. Users will also get daily recommendations based on their habits.


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ZTE nubia 5S mini LTE coming to the U.S. at a competitive price

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ZTE isn’t all that well known here in the U.S., but that might change with today’s announcement. Remember the nubia 5S mini LTE we saw at CES? Well it’s coming to the U.S. unlocked starting August 27.

It sports a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720) display, 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400, Adreno 305 GPU, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for up to an additional 32 GB, 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and Sapphire lens, 5 MP front-facing camera, LTE/GSM/WCDMA compatibility, and 2,000 mAh battery. It’s also pretty thin at 7.6mm.

You will be able to purchase this bad boy for $279.99 on Amazon with pre-orders starting today.

Hit the break for the full presser.


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Nabi’s Big Tabs are computer-sized, kid-friendly Android tablets

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Nabi has been making portable tablets for kids for a while now, but if you were looking for something larger than about 7″, you’ve been out of luck–until now. The Big Tab HD is a new line of tablets from Fuhu that are both at least 20 inches. There are two models available: the $450 20-inch version with a HD+ display, and a $550 two foot version with a Full HD display. The purpose of these tablets is to educate and entertain children and give the opportunity for interactive learning, all while under the parental control settings native to the Android-based Blue Morpho interface.
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